High School Basketball-Boys Sweet 16
Fourth region winner Warren Central was eliminated in opening round play Thursday by Montgomery County 71-63. Other games saw John Hardin defeat Fleming County 79-69, Ballard over Johnson Central 75-54 and Knott County Central defeated Clay County 68-54.
Quarterfinal play takes place today with Holmes and Madison Central playing the first game of the day, followed by Hopkinsville meeting Graves County. Coverage of both games begins at 10:45 am on Newstalk WHOP. The evening games have Montgomery County meeting John Hardin, followed by Ballard and Knott County Central, with coverage of those games also on Newstalk WHOP at 5:15.
The Kentucky New Era reports this morning Hopkinsville High’s Jordan Majors could walk on to play for the University of Kentucky. Coach Tim Haworth was quoted in the article as saying Kentucky’s coaching staff has asked to see film and they are considering allowing Majors to walk on.
The last player from the Hopkinsville area to walk on for the Wildcats was former University Heights standout Ravi Moss, who eventually earned a scholarship and became a starter.
High School Baseball: Webster County defeated Dawson Springs 15-2 in 5 innings.
Today’s games: Christian County hosts Webster County, Todd Central at Trigg County, Mayfield hosts Fulton County.
Kentucky’s hopes of making the NCAA tournament were dealt another blow as the Wildcats lost at Georgia 72-62. Archie Goodwin led the Wildcats with 20 points on a dismal shooting night as the Wildcats shot just 37 percent from the floor. Kentucky has Senior Day tomorrow as they host Florida, with pre game coverage at 9:30 am on Lite 98.7.
OVC Tournament: Southeast Missouri saw its season end at the hands of Eastern Kentucky 84-67. Former Christian County standout Corey Wilford had just 3 points. EKU faces Murray State this evening at 8, with Belmont meeting Tennessee State in the first semi final at 6 pm in Nashville.
Sun Belt Tournament: Western Kentucky opens play today meeting Louisiana Monroe.
SEC Women’s Tournament: Tennessee meets Florida, Kentucky goes against Vanderbilt.
NFL: The Tennessee Titans and kicker Rob Bironas have reached agreement on a new two year contract. The Tennessean reports the deal is worth $6.7 million. Bironas was 25 of 31 in field goal tries during the 2012 season.
Meanwhile, Titans quarterback Matt Hasselbeck tells the Tennessean he wants to return next season and that his agent is working on restructuring his contract. Hasselbeck is in the final year of his contract and is to make $5.5 million this season.
NHL: The Nashville Predators open a two game home stand this evening hosting the Edmonton Oilers. First puck drops at 7 in Bridgestone Arena.
Meanwhile, the Tennessean reports the Predators are one step closer to playing in a new division next season. The NHL Players Association on Thursday consented to the NHL realignment plan to begin next season. The Predators would be in a division with Chicago, Minnesota, St. Louis, Winnipeg, Colorado and Dallas. The NHL Board of Governors will next vote on the proposal to ratify the plan.